Mozart’s Fingers
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“Mozart’s Fingers,” New Era, Aug. 1987, 25

Mozart’s Fingers

Mozart’s fingers told the paper

What his brain was thinking—

Put melodic mist

And permeating emotion

Into black notes imprisoned

In staff-cages.

Mozart’s instruments

Told the world what his notes

Were doing,

Translating the concrete

Back to gorgeous

Abstractness.